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CONTRIBUTOR: Grant Marcus
WAR ALERT! WAR ALERT!
I Just saw 22 recruiters in camouflage at my old high school. I’ve never seen so damn many. Do they know something we don’t know? And they are all dressed to kill–literally, figuratively, whatever. The child predators had a whole bunch of kids names stacked In their hands, that I’m supposing, who didn’t opt out of the military. They’re at our junior highs too. Junior high. I mean I don’t think puberty has recruited them yet. They can’t even park a car or enter a bar. I guess it’s back to those good old Hitler Youth Group days. Got to have those young soldiers for all those new wars, like the war for minerals in Afghanistan (New York Times: “Donald Trump Finds a New Reason to Stay in Afghanistan, Minerals”). And then there’s the nuclear war in N. Korea, or the war around the corner in Iran, that could lead to WWIII. Iran, watch out.
Our war machine is on steroids, and they haven’t forgotten that 1998 American Century Project hit list either. You’re one of the 7 “axis of evil,” remember? The list is dwindling down. We’ve got Iraq, we’ve got Syria, we’ve got Libya, we’ve got cross hairs on North Korea. The list is getting shorter and shorter Iran. You’re closer to midnight than you think. Just wanted you to know. And please don’t take this like I’m taking it lightly. The last thing I want our government to do is bomb you. And I
I know you’ve done everything, all the right things to avoid war with us; and I love your people, and your wonderful history, and your open markets, and your strong women and generosity, and I would very much love to visit you. But the gastapo strangeloves in the Pentagon won’t take no for an answer, and they are training our youth. And they can’t seem to stop their runaway militarism. The train just keeps
rolling, faster and faster, farther and farther. Never breaking. Wider and wider. And the box cars of death get fuller and fuller. And all of we Americans had never been told the truth about the war, but when we leaned the truth about it, the majority of
Americans now don’t want the war. And with the capture of Bin Laden, most of us think the war should be over. We are tired of war, and we want it to end. It is killing our children and draining our economy, and turning us into a militaristic society. This is not what our Founders imagined our democracy would be. Most of us know that the only difference between a MiG jet fighter and a bomb in a back pack is that the jet fighter does far more damage than the back pack. We know that there is no greater terror than war; and that war has always been an impulsive terrorist. All I can say are in tears. Tears for all losses over 16 years of war, and for what? Tears for our children who are brainwashed with the glory of war and recruitment. Tears of anger for those predators who stalk the minds of our children, so they can be raped on the battlefields, or have their memories and souls raped at home. War is terrorism. We know and we know. We write letters. We take to the streets. Hudreds of thousands have protested. We cry at our grave sites. But it goes on and on and…
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